Military Challenge Coins
Military challenge coins have a long a proud tradition dating back to World War I. The purpose of military challenge coins started out as a way for pilots to prove their identity when shot down behind enemy lines and has evolved into a passion for collecting and winning coins from the different military branches and units. Historically a small coin or medallion, challenge coins have evolved into larger coins with sophisticated markings and colors. The standard size coin is 2” as it easier to carry and produce when challenged, but more and more service members are designing and making coins up to 4.5” which are typically referred to as Car Badges.
The larger sized coins allow for more intricate details, text and logos to be designed into the coins and in the world of collecting and trading coins any coin that is different is more sought after. Military units that are on a strict budget and want to provide challenge coins for each of their members will typically build coins between 1.5” and 1.75” as the size of the coin does impact the price of the build order.
There are many different options when building a military challenge coin but the ones you should focus on is size, shape, plating and edging when custom making your coins. Please visit our Buyer’s Guide for more information and pricing options.
Displaying and Collecting Military Coins
Many collectors like to display their coins in a challenge coin display case in their den or office to invite conversation regarding their military service and exploits. Challenge coins “for Excellence” are some of the more sought after coins as they can stoke memories and conversations regarding the holders service. Military challenge coins are typically presented be a unit commander in recognition for excellence service, membership to a particular unit and to visiting dignitaries or officials. When giving a challenge coin, the commander or presenter will typically palm the coin in their right hand and extend a powerful handshake to the recipient, thereby transferring the coin in a formal act of friendship. Many service members proudly display their challenge coins in their home or office as a status symbol or a way to encourage conversation about their time served.
In today’s world the military coin has evolved into more than just the personal keepsake. Challenge coins are collected, traded, coveted and horded among not only active duty personnel but also government agencies, fire departments and police forces around the world. As a sign of welcome and respect foreign dignitaries and special guests are frequently given challenge coins to mark their visit to a unit or government office. The White House even has custom made challenge coins given out to dignitaries and officials to mark their visit dating back to Ronald Reagans time in office.
Custom Built Military Coins
We can custom build any type of military challenge coin and provide you with great looking display cases to show off the coins you have earned, acquired or won. Almost all the coins you have viewed on this site are Army challenge coins, we do in fact custom build coins for each and every military branch as well as police and fire departments around the world. We can create ay type of coin to make sure yours is not only functional but collectable as well.
Our talented graphic artists will design your coin for FREE and send you a copy of the design for your approval. It really is that easy. Just submit a copy of your logo and a brief description of what you would like and we will get started on your order today!
Let our team of dedicated and experienced craftsmen design your military challenge coin for your unit. We offer as many changes to your design as you like and will never charge for redesigns. We want you to be happy and satisfied with the coins you receive and we offer FREE shipping to your APO and superior craftsmanship at the best possible price.
Military Challenge Coins for Sale
You will not be able to find custom military challenge coins produced for the price and quality we can provide. We can use any logo, shape, size or color that you need and you will find our quality of workmanship and price the best around.
For more information regarding building and designing a custom built military coin please visit our guide.
Military Coin Guide
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